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The Royal International Air Tattoo
Air Tattoo
Holiday dates: 14th to 17th July 2017
Holidaying are: Stephen, Roy, Gordon, Mark & Tim, along with Kirstine and Phil.
Friday 14th July

We all met up at the Cotswold Barn where we will be staying, for our holiday. We were all looking forward to the Air show tomorrow. In the evening after dinner we went to the local pub for a couple of drinks and to get to know each other.
Cotswold Barn
Inside the aeroplane Saturday 15th July

After breakfast , we sorted out everything we would need for the day and headed off to the Air show. We had a good look around some of the planes and saw inside a Canadian aeroplane. We loved all the helicopters and the stealth aeroplanes. We then sat down to watch some of the air displays and also had our picnic lunch. Mark was excited to see his favourite plane 'Sally B' (a boeing B17 fly fortress). He also loved seeing the Lancaster bomber. Tim also enjoyed the air displays. Everyone enjoyed looking at the various stalls. By the time we all came back to our holiday home we had all had a great day but we were tired from the days outing.
Sunday 16th July

Today we got up early again and got ready for our day at the Air Tattoo. Once we arrived at the show we made our way to the enclosure in order to set ourselves up for the day. We soon became engrossed in the air displays, watching the Thunderbirds, red arrows, the B52 and again the World War II memorial flight. We had a look around the stalls and Gordon and Mark found some model planes that they purchased. Stephen bought a hat and Roy had an ice-cream.(It is only a holiday once you have had your first ice-cream !) Later in the afternoon, Gordon, Roy and Stephen decided they would like to return to the Barn. Mark and Tim remained with Phil to watch the displays right to the very end. Everyone had a fabulous day, Tim said the displays were the best.
Red Arrows
Show Monday 17th July

It was time to go home, we have had some great days on our holiday and can't wait to see the show again next year! Tim was looking forward to the next part of his holiday going on to the 'Drive a Steam Train' holiday with us at Options.
Here are a few more of our photos from the show.
Air Show Fairford
Display Planes
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